In this episode, we continue with bringing awareness to mental health and celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. We host Ms. Celeste James, Director of Community Health at Kaiser Permanente and Dr. Amit Patel service Chief and Psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. Ms. James and Dr. Patel give a first-hand account of how Kaiser Permanente is working to transform the delivery of health care to underserved people in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.
Ms. Simone Blanchard, (Certified Professional Counselor, Author and Community Activist) talks about childhood mental health issues, trauma and the effects of abuse. This is an important episode for parents, teachers and caregivers. Ms. Blanchard gives advice on working with schools and other authorities to advocate for adequate mental health treatment.
In this episode we explore Volunteers of America the “church without walls”. You will hear from our Chaplain, Rev. Sandra Gray and Rev. David Stancil of Columbia Baptist Fellowship. The ministers will take a deep dive into the role of the church in caring for vulnerable people in our community.
In this episode we talk with two women who lead their fields, one a 26 year veteran, providing high quality care to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, the other an advocate for women returning from prison. We learn how discrimination causes difficulties in the lives of people in vulnerable situations.
In this episode we take a journey through the life of a former federal inmate to understand how he was rebuild his life. He then explains how he helps others do the same. Join me as I talk to Jennifer Masslieno and Gary Antonino to talk about the myths, barriers and benefits of community re-entry programs.